Uganda Wildlife Safaris
Uganda famously known as the “Pearl of Africa,” is many with national parks and game protected areas that promise exhilarating encounters with wildlife. On a safari in Uganda, you will travel through the wilderness and encounter the country’s magnificent flora and fauna at an unrivalled level of proximity. Uganda is the destination of choice for those seeking the pinnacle of primate excursions. Though Kenya and Tanzania have a broader variety of wildlife, Uganda is the destination of choice for those seeking the highest glimpse of gorilla, chimpanzee, and monkey trekking safaris. Kibale and Queen Elizabeth National Parks are packed with primates like, chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, de Brazza monkeys, and other primate species. The Bwindi impenetrable forest is where the remaining mountain gorillas are meticulously protected.
With over a thousand species dispersed across its numerous ecosystems, Uganda is a number one choice for bird enthusiasts. In addition to the attractive francolin, dwarf honeyguide, and purple-breasted sunbird, an experienced birder can observe numerous other species that are challenging to observe elsewhere. Uganda not only surpasses all other safari destinations for primate safari categories due to its verdant ecosystems and diverse wildlife, but it is also an excellent option for a classic safari by vehicle or boat.
6 Days Queen Elizabeth and Bwindi Uganda Safari : This trip brings you the most popular and interesting national parks of Uganda; Queen Elizabeth national
WHY TRAVEL TO UGANDA?
Uganda holds half of the remaining population of mountain gorillas having over 400 of them. The Rwenzori Mountains which is a mystical challenge, Africa’s only tree-climbing lions found in the dense savanna grasslands of Queen Elizabeth National park. White water rafting on the River Nile, and over A thousand bird species which are both native and immigrant thus, making Uganda a true birders haven. You will visit the magnificent Murchison Falls and feel the roars of the Nile as it pushes through a narrow gorge and drops 60meters. Tour the grasslands, fauna, lakes, and rivers of Uganda. Uganda is one of the most generous countries in the world, making it the premier cultural safari destination in Africa having over 54 tribes with each having different norms and values.
Uganda gives you a clear view of scenic beauty since it’s less congested, further the pearl of Africa also holds the big five which can be spotted in various game parks and reserves of Uganda in addition the gigantic keepers of the forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga are at your doorstep. Uganda habours the largest freshwater lake in Africa and this is the source of the world’s longest river the great Nile. All these can only be encountered in Uganda and not anywhere in the world.
Unlike other East African tourist destinations such as Kenya or Tanzania, Ugandan wildlife literally “hangs out” in verdant green forests, which are home to a variety of primates, including fraudulent chimpanzees and energetic gorillas. Uganda is an excellent destination for an East African wildlife safari, in addition to being home to some of the world’s last 820 mountain gorillas.
Uganda is the finest and ideal tourist destination for primate safaris having its primate callouts in Kibale National Park, one can get to view the 13 out of 20 species the beautiful country holds and also visit the chimpanzee sanctuary of Ngamba of the orphaned chimpanzees.
Uganda provides a unique opportunity for one to spot the famous golden monkeys that can be seen in Mgahinga National Park.
Mountain Gorillas: The mountain gorillas of Uganda are a sub-species of the eastern gorilla found exclusively in the rainforests of east-central Africa. As their name implies, they reside exclusively between 8,000 and 13,000 feet above sea level in the highlands. According to a recent report, there are only about one thousand mountain gorillas left on Earth and Uganda is one of the lucky nations having half of the remaining population of these endangered species found in the lush forests of Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga National Park. These are grouped into families with each led by the great silverback.
The Tree-Climbing Lions of Ishasha, in the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, are yet another distinguishing feature of Ugandan wildlife excursions. A wildlife safari in Uganda is distinctive in that it combines verdant, lush forests and savannah, and Queen Elizabeth National Park offers some of the finest traditional game-viewing with the majestic Rwenzori Mountains as a backdrop. Also, keep a watch out for leopards, giraffes, elephants, and hippos in this national park.
Gorilla and chimpanzee expeditions, in addition to tree-climbing lions, make Uganda a unique and unmatched safari destination in East Africa.
Enjoying birdwatching during your trip to Uganda will enhance your safari and ensure that your expectations are met. Uganda is home to over 1050 bird species, making it a popular destination for birdwatchers. The number of species accounts for 10% of the world’s avian species. It also contains 24 endemic species from the Albertine Rift, with the remainder found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi. Throughout Uganda’s history, birds have been protected due to cultural norms, such as clan totems.
Uganda is one of the most hospitable countries in the world. They are tolerant and get along well with strangers. One cause for this is that the nation’s ethnic groups have learnt to coexist peacefully having over 54 tribes with each having different norms and values. Therefore embark on an expedition to meet one of the most popular cultural encounters in Uganda like the Batwa trail in Mgahinga National Park plus Bwindi impenetrable forests and visits to the Ik and Karamojong people in the northeast with their culture which is still intact and has not been destroyed by modernity. The Batwa trek will take you to the Batwa pygmies these are believed to be the original inhabitants of Uganda believed to have existed for over 60,000years ago. They were expelled from Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks to make room for the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
After trekking gorillas and chimpanzees in the forest, complete your safari by visiting Kampala, Uganda’s largest and capital city, also known as the “Pearl of Africa.” Kampala City Tours offers several chances for viewing in Kampala, including excursions to famous monuments, the Uganda National Museum, and artisan markets. The simplest way to describe Kampala City is as a small but vibrant city.
The purpose of the Kampala Sightseeing Tour is to provide you with a fundamental understanding and overview of Uganda’s history, people’s daily lives, the Ganda culture (who make up the majority of Kampala’s residents), historical sites, the National Museum, entertainment venues, and the most popular cuisines, among other things. Enjoy a city known for its night life in the whole of Africa.
The most unforgettable trekking experiences in Uganda are in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Mount Elgon National Park, and Rwenzori Mountains National Park. Climbing a volcano is a test of character, determination, and, in the end, an accomplishment that leaves you feeling more proud than before you began. Hiking up the mountains is more than just a difficult ascent; it is a fulfilling challenge as well as a scenic trek through the lush forests that grow on the slopes of the volcanoes. A chance to see the rare birds that have made these highlands a birder’s paradise, and a glimpse of the gorillas that traverse the bamboo in the Virunga massif.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN UGANDA
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the most visited national parks in Uganda and one of the continent’s most visited tourist destinations. The park, termed “medley of wonders” by the residents, is an excellent habitat for large mammals, ten primate species, and over 600 bird species. Mountain gorillas are experienced in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park while other primates and wildlife are found in Rwenzori Mountain National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Mt. Elgon National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, and Lake Mburo National Park, are among other tourist destinations and attractions.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO GO ON SAFARI IN UGANDA?
Uganda is accessible throughout the year, with temperatures between 24 and 30 degrees Celsius and a generally mild climate. June through August is the best time to travel to Uganda. June, July, and August are the best months for chimpanzee trekking in Uganda. December, January, and February are the finest months for birdwatching in Uganda (Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla). July, August, December, and January are the best months for wildlife viewing excursions. March, April, and May are the rainy season making navigation through the pearl a bit complicated though one can also find the hidden gems of the Pearl.